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Performing Arts and Venues

Performing Arts and Venues
Performing Arts and Venues

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The San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center hosts some of the most well-known performing arts companies in the country. The War Memorial Opera House houses the San Francisco Opera, which is the second-largest opera company in North America, as well as the San Francisco Ballet. San Francisco also has a variety of 1920s-era venues in the Theater District, including the Curran, Orpheum, and Golden Gate Theatre.

San Francisco | Performing Arts and Venues

Castro Theatre
  • Castro Theatre
  • Castro Theatre is San Francisco's self-proclaimed Historic Movie Palace. Built in 1922 by San Francisco's Nasser brothers, the grandiose theater maintains its 1930s style. From its opening until 1976, Castro Theatre screened first and second run mainstream films.
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Lamplighters Music Theatre
  • Lamplighters Music Theatre
  • Lamplighters Music Theatre is in its 57th season of performance productions. Founded in 1952, it is one of the Bay Area's oldest continuously performing theater companies.
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Magic Theatre
  • Magic Theatre
  • Located at San Francisco's historic Fort Mason Center, the Magic Theatre is solely dedicated to the development and production of new plays, making it one of the most prominent theaters in the United States. Since its founding by John Lion in 1967, the company has premiered over 200 new works.
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The Fillmore
  • The Fillmore
  • Step inside the Fillmore, and you have walked into music history. The photographs and posters covering the walls just beyond the entry way stand as a proud reminder of the venue’s rich musical legacy.
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The Warfield
  • The Warfield
  • Since opening in 1922 as a Vaudeville theater and later serving as a movie house, The Warfield has stood the test of time as one of San Francisco's premier entertainment venues.
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Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
  • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
  • In 1980, the San Francisco Redevelopment agency began plans to transform a dilapidated area of downtown into an urban oasis. The new area was named Yerba Buena after the aromatic herb that provided the original namesake for San Francisco during the Spanish exploration of the 1900s.
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